Sydney Catholic Schools is responsible for the leadership, efficient operation and management of the systemic schools that educate around 71,000 students in 152 parish primary and regional secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney. 

Year 5-11: 75 students in 2019
Commencement Date: Term 1 2019
Closing Date: October 30 2018

Eileen O’Connor Catholic College, Lewisham is a co-educational primary and secondary Sydney Catholic Schools college. It opened in 2016 to meet the needs of students with moderate intellectual disability and other complex learning and developmental needs and next year will enrol approximately 75 students in Years 5-11 (Stages 3-6) in 2019. In future years the college will enrol up to 110 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and will incorporate an Early intervention Centre, a Centre for Excellence for Inclusive Education and a network of satellite primary and secondary classes in Sydney Archdiocesan schools and colleges.

Applicants wishing to know more about the college can access the school’s website

As a college that specialises in addressing the needs of students with significant and complex disabilities, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal in 2019.

Applicants are required to satisfy the system essential criteria for Assistant Principals.

In addition to the essential criteria, the successful applicant will be a highly effective Catholic leader who meets the following criteria:


  • Post-graduate study in school or educational leadership;
  • Accreditation for senior leadership in Sydney Catholic Schools;
  • Accreditation to work, teach and lead in Sydney Catholic Schools;


  • Proven success in disability education, with particular expertise in the area of complex disability classroom provision for K-12 students;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a classroom teacher;
  • Experience in a senior leadership role in schools and/or systems;
  • Experience in the facilitation of adult professional learning;
  • Capacity to build and promote dynamic and innovative leadership teams;
  • Extensive experience in working effectively with parents and carers of students with complex disability.

Demonstrated knowledge and competencies

  • Understanding of current research and emerging practice in the field of disability education;
  • Ability to use data and research to inform practice;
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams to achieve educational improvement;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and productive professional relationships across a school or college;
  • Appreciation of the dynamics of both school and system improvement;
  • Superior written, oral and digital communication skills.

Applicants are required to fill out the Assistant Principal Application Package along with related documents and return it via email to

  Link to :    Role Description

This role is classified as a child related work and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.

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